Carlton House Terrace is in the city of Westminster in London, providing incredible architectural backdrops for those all-important couples portraits. Helen and Rory dressed in their best took to the streets with recommended supplier Fiona Kelly Photography. Stopping at The Mall and Nelson’s Column along the way. The pictures are iconic, they look fierce, and we love how the autumn flowers pop against the white buildings.
What Made Our Day Unique
When we first thought about our wedding, we pictured an elegant, Autumnal, evening celebration in central London – and that’s exactly what Andri created for us! From our ‘first look’ to the late-night cocktails, we couldn’t have asked for a better party with our friends and family. The stunning mix of warm colours, candlelight, gold accents, and black tie dress all made for an amazing night and the perfect start to our married life.
Carlton House Terrace
Carlton House Terrace, grand wedding venue in central London was the perfect choice both internally and externally for Helen and Rory's black-tie wedding. Wedding planner, Always Andri, florist Bloomologie and many more suppliers added those all important finishing touches with autumnal flowers, ghost chairs, acrylic signs and delicious desserts, and we love it all!
Inspiration & Styling
We wanted an elegant, evening wedding in London in September, which meant lots of warm autumnal colours, candles, and gold touches but of course, that would still fit a classy black-tie vibe. The flowers (Bloomologie) were a great example: still delicate and beautiful, but with deep, vibrant colours that perfectly contrasted with the dress & black tie.
Remembering Loved Ones
Helen's Mum sadly passed away a few years ago, and we wanted to find a way to remember her as part of our wedding. We decided to do this in two ways - firstly by encouraging people to donate to Cancer Research UK instead of our gift list, and secondly, instead of favours we donated ourselves and left donation cards on everyone’s placesetting. The cards themselves had amazing illustrations from Andri (either a male or female in evening dress, inspired by Helen's stylish mum!), and a little remembrance message on the back. It felt a really nice way for Helen's Mum to still be a part of our day.
Our biggest, first, and best decision was to hire Andri Benson (AlwaysAndri) as our wedding planner. We aren’t the most creatively-minded couple, but she more than made up for that and helped us choose some really fantastic suppliers.
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Venue: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace | Videographer: Each And Every Moment | Planner/Stylist: Always Andri | Wedding Dress: Stephanie Allin | Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost | Grooms Outfit: Richard James | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Food: Searcy's | Florist: Bloomologie | Hair & Makeup: Sana for Elevate Bridal | Stationery: Studio Oudizo | Entertainment: Supa Tight via Like it Live Music Ltd | Lounge Furniture: Juno Hire | Gift List: The Wedding Shop | Illustrator: Andri Benson | Linen: Just4Linen | Ghost Chair Hire: Yahire | Gold Candlestick Hire: Workshop Ltd